Dave Ulliott: Devilfish



S what gambling is all about His life is such a fantastic nightmare gone right that feeble hearted people can only dream of That s the reason he says don t do as I did do as I say It s ok if you miss out on a book about your own life but it would be a loss if you missed hisI have always wondered if I ll ver jump into a burning house to save a bookI don t anywwwfizzyrantcom This book is a fast paced and humorous if you like Hull humour insight into the murky life of a habitual criminal gambler who hit the glitzy heights of high stakes poker at just the right time and reformed himself by becoming a professional gambler When TV poker became an overnight sensation Dave Ulliott was a ready made star who just happened to be rather good at poker He had the look the patter the attitude and the nickname A nerveless and ultra aggressive style brought success at the table but not always off it which led to a hall of fame induction and becoming one of the most successful British poker playersUlliott regales the reader with tale after dodgy tale all told with the same cocky but somehow Student Research Projects in Calculus endearing style He s been in the right place at the wrong time the wrong place at the right time and the wrong place at the wrong time But when Late Night Poker first aired Devilfish was definitely in the right place at the right time and this was the catalyst for stardomAnybody interested in poker in particular the late history of the modern tv and internet age should read this book Anybody not interested in poker should still read this book as it is anye opening biography into the much misunderstood world of professional poker. E fish's own mouth his jokes his sauce and detailed revelations from his criminal past Broad funny northern and poetic A master storyteller' Guardian'Cancel your plans for the weekend and do yourself a big favour Read this Devilfish is funny as fk ballsy brave as a lion mad as a bag of monkeys and absolutely captivating as a storyteller' Roger Cook Daily Star 'Fast funny scary smart cocky and colourful' Victoria Coren Observer 'A poker classic' Daily Star.

Good read from a UK poker legend Good for poker fans the parts about his life were interesting the ndless details of how he played specific poker hands not so interesting to me Steve LOVED this book What a legend What a man What a book One of the few books that lives up to the legend behind it With all the hollywood style coverage these days it s asy to forget what an amazing record of results the Devilfish has A definite must read I was so disappointed by this book and in truth it s actually closer to a 1 than a 2 I thought it would a great look at poker scene from one its most Love for Imperfect Things enduring characters I d read Victoria Coren s poker book and it was fantastic and Devilfish made several cameos in that What you get though is a book for idiots This is clearly aimed at the lad culture the jokes are repetitive and corny while the sole aim of Devilfish s story telling is to make him out to be the biggest jack the lad around Don t get me wrong I knew who Dave Ulliott was beforehand I knew he was arrogant and as I say a character But whatever charm he may be able to convey in person just isn t present here I didn t laugh at his jokes once and on than one occasion I just thought to myself what a wanker I d like to think it was the publisher that pushed the book this way not the man himself butither way if you have an I above 50 don t bother with it Open the book and you take off faster than a rocket up an astronaut s arse to uote the Devilfish Always amusing and profane a book I can relate to and did If you love poker hands bad jokes poker anecdotes bad puns rude comedy this is one for you Hands down best. From prison cell to Las Vegas penthouse Devilfish The Life Times of a Poker Legend is the no holds barred life story of the UK's best poker player and all time legend Dave 'Devilfish' UlliottEver wanted a seat at the table with the DevilfishWell now's your chance Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott is the the most successful poker player in British history with tournament winnings of £6 million But he started life with an unlucky hand on a council state in Hull bo.

Biography I ve ver read Whether you are into poker or not this is a must read Brief review I d have liked this a lot if there was poker and less Blimey what an awesome geezer I am Ulliott is obviously a charmer and also obviously a genius at the poker table but I Taking Instruction (Taboo, enjoyed the poker sections far than the rest of it and there weren tnough of them a rags to riches story of the uk s most successful poker player with defeats crime safe breaking boxing and Language and Linguistics everythinglse added in all told in the devilfish s humour making it a very funny readif you like poker like the devilfish and like a laugh read it Dave Devilfish Ulliott Born gambler YesPoker legend Oh yesGranddaddy of one liners Hell yeahWhen I read a certain book I read read read after a while smile chuckle or may be laugh then read read and repeat During this one smile smile smile chuckle spill my drink smile smile grin idiotically smile smile smile burst out laughing double over and hit the ground alarming my mum and dog then repeat till the book Divertimento ends Yeah it s that crazyApart from poker feats which are unbelievable to the point that they seem out of a movie and have made him a true legend Dave s life is his own making and the reason hended up here is that he has a big funny heart He lets you in on life mantras which are so fucked up that they are actually true The best of them It s better to be in a wrong place at the right time than in a right place at the wrong time Go figureIn situations when normal people are supposed to get a heart attack Ulliott gets a buzz And unlike the same people he goes on hunting for such situations because that. Redom staved off by a spot of safe cracking He finally found his true vocation at the card tableFrom prison to a penthouse in Las Vegas; from gang fights to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing 700000 in a day to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet; from being public nemy No 1 to the big draw on Channel Four's Late Night Poker Devilfish knows what it means to lose and win big And still come out cracking jokes'This is a full life story from th.

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